Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County.
31st Annual Valor Awards
Fort Myer Officers’ Club (214 Jackson Avenue)
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The ceremony honors members of Arlington County’s Police, Fire, and Sheriff Departments who have displayed incredible bravery during the past year.
Clarendon Farmers Market*
Clarendon Central Park (next to the Metro entrance)
Time: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The Clarendon Farmers Market is now entering its 15th season, featuring locally grown produce, locally baked goods, and locally raised proteins.
Pig and Oyster Roast to Benefit Doorways
Rocklands BBQ (3471 Washington Blvd)
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Rocklands will kick off patio season with a special evening of food and drink to benefit Doorways for Women and Families. The entire $25 ticket price goes directly to support Doorways.
Arlington Rotary Education Fundraiser Banquet*
China Garden Restaurant (1100 Wilson Blvd)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Join us in a fundraiser banquet to benefit the Arlington Rotary Educational Foundation (AREF). The cost is $50 per person (or reduced price of $95 per couple).
Dave Coulier Live Stand-Up
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike)
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Comedian, impressionist and former Full House star Dave Coulier will be returns to Arlington for one of several comedy shows.
9 to 5: The Musical*
Thomas Jefferson Community Center (125 S. Old Glebe Road)
Time: 8:00 – 10:45 p.m.
The closing show of the production. Based on the hit 1980 movie and featuring the popular title song by Dolly Parton, 9 to 5: The Musical features a score written by Parton herself.
Live Music: Burnt Sienna
Time: 10:00 p.m.
The five-piece cover rock band performs. In a Facebook post, the band writes: “Come party with us this Saturday at the Clarendon Grill. After all, it’s technically a holiday.”
Green Living Expo and Earth Week Community Fair
GMU Founders Hall (3351 Fairfax Drive)
Time: 12:00 – 4:30 p.m.
The expo lets you “learn about practical ways to green your lifestyle.” The event will also feature a cupcake baking contest.
*Denotes featured (sponsored) event
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Arlington’s NAACP presents the 2021 Virtual Freedom Fund Banquet and Awards Ceremony, the biggest civil rights and social justice event of the year.
A multi-year project to improve bus transit along Columbia Pike has been delayed by design problems associated with the proposed bus shelters.
The Virginia Purple Star Designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Disappointingly, despite its proximity to the heart of the military, only one APS school (Discovery Elementary) earned the Purple Star designation in 2019-2020. None has earned it for 2020-2021.